Quotation by Samuel Butler

Theorists may say what they like about a man's children being a continuation of his own identity, but it will generally be found that those who talk in this way have no children of their own. Practical family men know better.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. First published in 1903. Ernest Pontifex, or The Way of All Flesh, ch. 20, p. 77, Houghton Mifflin (1964).
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